Nichols Garden Club seeks evergreen branches

The Nichols Garden Club is seeking donations of freshly cut evergreen branches which they will use to create their winter holiday decorations for sale at the Nichols Garden Club Holiday Boutique on Dec. 1 and 2.

If you are removing a tree, or doing some late season pruning or trimming, drop off any unwanted fresh branches (no trees) at the Starkweather (Nichols Improvement Association) House, 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, and place them next to the garage (not in the driveway).

The collection takes place from Nov. 17-24, and the club is looking for fresh pine, fir, spruce, cedar, arborvitae, false cypress, holly, etc. branches.

Club members will gather together on Thanksgiving weekend  to create winter holiday mailbox covers, swags and wreaths, something they have done for a quarter of a century and has become a holiday ritual for the club.  Each mailbox cover is unique, and based on the original design of the club founder Jean Horsey. There will also be many other crafted holiday greenery items for sale.